January 17, 2010
Cost: Free during the day, $10-$15 for evening session
What to expect: This second-annual event at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater covers hip-hop in all its forms, from a graffiti gallery and breakdancing competition to DJ performances and discussions from innovators.
Why to go: Check out "The New Style: Hip-Hop Aesthetics Across Genres," an evening exhibition of "style, mash-ups, collage, and conversation" hosted by Kevin Coval and featuring Waka (of the Brickheadz crew), WBEZ South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore, South Side Community Arts Center executive director/curator Faheem Majeedis and others.
Additional info: The Hip-Hop Barbershop will be offering fades and haircuts, and food will be available as well courtesy of Graffiti and Grub.